Debra McKee Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist graduate students in the Occupational Therapy program with the cost of their education.

To qualify students must:

  • have been accepted for or currently enrolled at Grand Valley State University
  • be a graduate student enrolled in Occupational Therapy

Preference will be given to those who are first generation college graduates.

Students shall be making satisfactory academic progress according to the norms established by the University and the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Financial need is required and will be demonstrated by the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Scholarship may be automatically renewed for up to 4 semesters as long as you continue to meet the criteria stated above.

Kurt and Shaunna (McKee) Kelder in memory of their aunt Debra McKee
Occupational Therapy
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please write a short essay answering the following: You are now a practicing OTR in your dream setting, and sadly, your favorite aunt passes away unexpectedly. In your aunt's will, she chose to leave you a large sum of money. You decide that you want to honor your aunt's giving spirit and "pay it forward" and give the money away. The only thing you need to decide now is to whom you want to give this money and for what purpose.
  2. Are you a first generation student (neither parent/guardian(s) has a four-year degree)?